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Anglo Saxon Quiz

Quiz Questions

  1. According to the Venerable Bede the Anglo-Saxons were the descendants of the Angles, Saxons and which other Germanic people?
  2. The four main kingdoms in Anglo-Saxon England were East Anglia, Wessex and which two others?
  3. Alfred the Great was King of the Anglo-Saxons in which century?
  4. Can you name the last Anglo-Saxon king of England?

  5. Name the most important and famous work of Anglo-Saxon poetry?
  6. Where in Suffolk is the site of two Anglo-Saxon cemeteries dating from the 6th to 7th centuries?
  7. What name is given to the famous collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons?
  8. Which holy island was sacked by Vikings in 793?
  9. What name was given to the coalition of Scandinavian warriors who invaded England in AD 865?
  10. Which king defeated the Vikings in 937 in the Battle of Brunanburh?
  11. What was the name of the monk that Pope Gregory the Great sent at the end of the 6th century to convert Britain’s Anglo-Saxons to Christianity?
  12. Cynethryth was the only Anglo-Saxon queen ever depicted on a coin. She was the wife of which king who died in 796 AD?


  1. Jutes
  2. Mercia and Northumbria
  3. 9th century (886 until his death in 899)
  4. Harold II
  5. Beowulf
  6. Sutton Hoo
  7. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  8. Lindisfarne, or Holy Island
  9. The Great Heathen Army
  10. Athelstan
  11. Augustine
  12. King Offa (King of Mercia)